Category Archives: Compass

Inline Grading for Assignments Now Available in Illinois Compass 2g

On June 19, 2013, the inline grading function was added to Illinois Compass 2g. This function allows an instructor to grade directly within the Grade Center rather than needing to download assignments, grade or add comments, and then upload them … Continue reading

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Introducing the Illinois Compass 2g Demonstration Space

Are you new to Illinois Compass 2g and curious about how your colleagues on campus have been using it? CITES Academic Technology Services has been working hard on creating a Demonstration Site to illustrate some of the commonly used features … Continue reading

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Yikes! Where’s My Link to Illinois Compass Courses?

I had a great shock today when I logged into Compass 2g. Everything was fine in the upper half of my Course List, but all my Illinois Compass courses previously listed at the bottom of the page were gone. Turns … Continue reading

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Archiving Course Files from Illinois Compass

You’re probably already aware that Illinois Compass 2g is replacing Illinois Compass and Fall 2012 is the last term you will be able to teach using the original service. You will still be able to access your compass courses and … Continue reading

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Connecting Respondus to Illinois Compass 2g

After starting Respondus, set the personality for Blackboard 7.x – 9.x: Then, if you want to publish to a course select Preview & Publish, or to retrieve a test from a course use the Retrieval and Reports tab. In this … Continue reading

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Grading Assistance, Walk-in Clinics and Lynda.com

If you are an instructor or teaching assistant for a class hosted on Illinois Compass or Illinois Compass 2g and need help configuring your Grade Book or Grade Center then you might be interested in taking advantage of our Walk-in … Continue reading

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Moving Selected Content From Old Compass to Compass 2g

To copy, or not to copy? That is the question that many of you may be considering as you prepare to transition from old Compass to new Compass 2g. Is it better to request that course materials be copied from … Continue reading

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Moved Content: Dealing with Invalid Files

CITES ATS will begin a new series of blog posts addressing problems with content that has been moved from old Compass to Compass 2g. In old Compass (powered by Blackboard Vista) copying material from one site to another resulted in … Continue reading

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IL Compass 2g: Create a Discussion Forum

One of the best new features of Compass 2g is the enhancement of its interactive tools. Next to the grade book, online discussion forums are the most widely used tool in any learning management system. For classes that meet primarily … Continue reading

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Illinois Compass 2g: Rubrics

Rubrics are charts that help determine how to assess students’ work. For example, a rubric might state that an “A” paper must be well organized, clearly written, and demonstrate that the student commands a strong grasp of the concepts of … Continue reading

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